NBC's mass killing spree of its comedies continues today with news that Matthew Perry's Go On
has been cancelled after one season.
The show was the network's highest-rated new comedy of the season, but even with the star power of Friends
alum Matthew Perry, it wasn't enough to save it.
The end of Go On
comes at a time when NBC is completely overhauling its comedy line-up. The network aired 11 scripted sitcoms during the 2012-2013 TV season, and Go On
is the eighth one to get axed. The Office
and 30 Rock
are both over, as was planned. Sophomore sitcoms Whitney
and Up All Night
were both cancelled. And fellow freshman entries Animal Practice
, 1600 Penn
and Guys with Kids
all died as well.NBC Renews Parks and Rec, Cancels 4 Comedies>>
Thus far Parks and Recreation
is the only returning comedy for next season, with the fates of Community
and The New Normal
still up in the air. However, given all the cancellations, I wouldn't want to be either of those shows.
Instead, NBC is going to have a slew of new sitcoms to try and catch on. It has already ordered five new comedies for next season, including two multi-camera sitcoms (one with Will and Grace
's Sean Hayes, the other with Whitney
's Chris D'Elia) and new Michael J. Fox sitcom that already has a full 22-episode order.NBC Orders New Shows for 2013-2014 Season>>
Obviously NBC is trying a new comedy strategy for next season, but will it pay off? Only time will tell. For now, we just have a massive stack of dead NBC sitcoms.(Image courtesy of NBC)